Firstie Focus 2014

Meet the new class of changemakers.

Mount Holyoke continues its long tradition of preparing women to face the future with confidence. Among the new students on campus this fall are a Science Olympiad captain, the founder of a digital media company, a Scripps National Spelling Bee star, a writer whose poems have been published in national magazines, the founder of T-shirt start-up, EduGirl, that inspires women in Pakistan, and a record-holder and multiple award winner in swimming.

Olivia Lucas ’18
In high school, Olivia Lucas ’18 worked with lawmakers to affect changes in youth policy. Her post-MHC goal: a global law firm focused on social justice.

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Claire Conway ’18
For Claire Conway ’18, a major in engineering is just the start. She hopes to challenge the processed-food industry to make healthy food accessible to all.

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Isabelle Kim ’18
Isabelle Kim ’18 is a future neurologist or neurosurgeon who is also training for her pilot’s license.

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Aiza Malik ’18
Internships and volunteer work convinced Aiza Malik ’18 of the importance of environmental conservation and awareness—and of the need to do much more.

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Claire Beckett ’18
A ‘Dream Team’ competitive swimmer from Michigan, Claire Beckett ’18 is interested in work that empowers women in post-conflict zones around the world.

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Elaine Hartman ’18
With a planned major in history, Elaine Hartman ’18 is hoping to build a career dedicated to fighting bias and creating a more open, accepting society.